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    10 Beautiful Protective Hairstyles To Restore Your Hair

    A protective style is any hairstyle that keeps the ends of your hair tucked away to protect your hair and minimize damage.

    Protective styles prevent your natural hair from tugging, pulling, and breakage, due to manipulation, heat, and other environmental factors.

    Extreme temperatures in the summer and winter can cause damage to your hair, so protective styles are perfect in any season.

    They are also perfect for maintaining your hair while it is getting longer. In addition to retaining length, some added benefits include protecting edges from thinning, maintaining moisture, and the styles require low maintenance.

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    Here are some protective hairstyles for you:

    1. Cornrows

    Cornrows are a popular and versatile protective hairstyle that can be worn on all hair types and lengths.

    2. Top Knot

    The top knot bun is one of the easiest protective styles to achieve and can be styled in so many different ways. Add some fun to the high bun style by adding a side swoop bang or creating one braid, before putting it up into a bun.

    3. Bantu Knots

    They are styled by sectioning your hair and twisting those sections around themselves, forming tiny knots all around the head.

    4. Box Braids

    Box braids are achieved by sectioning the hair off into square shapes, then braiding it. They are most often installed using extensions. This style can be worn in all types of lengths, sizes, and colours.

    Read also: 13 Easy Hairstyles You Can Create at Home

    5. Crochet Braids

    Crochet braids are also known as latch hook braids, which are a special method of braiding that builds off of hair that’s been cornrowed, to which extensions are added, using a crochet needle.

    6. Senegalese Twists

    Senegalese Twists, also known as ‘rope twists,’ are two strands of hair wrapped around each other to create a twist.

    7. Pineapple

    The pineapple is one of the quickest and easiest protective styles. It is often used as a method to protect your curls while you sleep, but it can also be worn as a style. Gather all your curls on top of your head and tie your hair loosely, using a wrap or hair tie.

    For those with shorter hair, you can achieve this look by dividing your hair into two or more sections before pineappling.

    8. Wig

    Wigs are a great protective style with low manipulation and so much versatility. You can try out so many different cuts and colors.

    9. Flat Twists

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    This style is perfect for retaining texture and moisture. Not only are twists a great protective style that promotes healthy hair, but they are also super cute to wear on its own.

    10. Faux Locs

    Protective styles

    Faux Locs are one of the more recently popular protective styles. This style is achieved by braiding your natural hair or installing box braids and then wrapping hair extensions around each braid.

    You can also achieve faux locs using the crochet method, by attaching premade locs to your cornrows. The crochet method is much quicker, but the first method of achieving faux locs will give you a more realistic look.

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